Map of tourist attractions in Hong Kong
Some of the major attractions of Hong Kong include:
- Che Kung Temple is one of the most frequented shrines in Hong Kong, after the Wong Tai Sin Temple. One of the most popular religious buildings in the region, it is believed that churning the prayer wheel in the temple as well as outside, is bound to bring in good luck. The Che Kung Temple in Hong Kong has a long historical background. It was constructed after Che Kung, one of the rulers of the Ming Dynasty. He was greatly revered
- Cheung Chau Island is located at a distance of 12 kilometers southwest of Hong Kong. Although it is the smallest island of Hong Kong, yet is densely populated. One of the greatest attractions of Cheung Chau Island is the Tung Wan Beach. The other beaches in the northern portion are the Tung Wan Tsai and the Tai Kwai Wan.Besides, the Pak Tai Temple, constructed in 1783, has got the statues of Thousand Li-Eye and Favourable Wind Ear, two generals who were believed to have an exceptional talent of seeing or hearing anything from any distance.The Bun Festival of the Cheung Chau Island is held for 4 days in late April or early May every year. It is also known as Ching Chiu in Chinese.The Beitiao Pavilion of the island provides an exotic view of the Cheung Chau Island. The Cheung Po Tsai Cave is another tourist destination located on the southwest end of the island. One can access the Cheung Chau Island by ferry services from Zhonghuan wharf.
- Hong Kong Disneyland located over the Lantau Island in the country of China, is comprised of four sections. These four sections at the Hong Kong Disneyland are named as the Fantasyland, the Adventureland, the Main Street, U.S.A. and the Tomorrowland. The opening hours at the Hong Kong Disneyland are usually from 10 o'clock in the morning till 9 o'clock in the evening.The Hong Kong Disneyland also has special provisions for the wheelchair passengers since drop-off and pick-up facilities can be easily availed by such disabled persons. The tactile guide paths and tactile maps make the tour around the Disneyland Hong Kong all the more easy.
- The best places for accommodation at the Hong Kong Disneyland are the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and the Disney's Hollywood Hotel. One day tickets as well as annual passes are available at the Hong Kong - Disneyland.
- Hong Kong beaches feature an exceptionally beautiful long coastline. Their pristine beauty draws a large number of tourists every year. However, since the weather of the region is hot, it is always advisable to carry sun glasses.
Some of the Beaches in Hong Kong
- Golden Beach: This artificial beach is on the Castle Peak Road of the New Territories. It can be reached by KMB buses number 53 from Tsuen Wan and 52M from Kwai Fong.
- Shek O Beach: Located in the southern region of Hong Kong, this beach is used for swimming and barbecue. The cliffs of the beach are used for climbing. This beach can be reached by buses number 309 from Central, 9 from Shau Kei Wan and 91 from Diamond Hill MTR.Hung
- Shing Ye Beach: Located on Lamma Island, one has to reach Yung Shue Wan from Central District by ferry and take a walk of 20 minutes for getting to the Hung Shing Ye Beach.
- Tong Fuk: Tong Fuk Beach is of great attraction whereby the visitors can rent village houses for spending some leisure time.
- Deep Water Bay: The water has got a fair quality in the Deep Water Bay. There are facilities for barbecue, refreshment kiosk and golf course. It is connected to the Repulse Bay by Marechiato Seaview Promenade.
- Repulse Bay: This beach is known for its fine sands and has facilities for water sports activities and restaurants. It can be accessed by bus or taxi from the Central District.
- Turtle Cove Beach: Located on the western part of the Tai Tam Reservoir, this small beach has got facilities for showers, changing rooms, playground and barbecue.
The Hong Kong Heritage Museum remains closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays and the first two days of the Chinese New Year. On weekdays, the museum can be visited between 10a.m. and 6p.m. However, on Sundays and public holidays, it closes at 7 p.m. The entry fee required to visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is around $10 for adults. However, children can enter the museum for free.
Admission to the Zoological and Botanical Gardens Hong Kong is free. There are strict opening and closing times. Apart from the Fountain Terrace Garden and Green House, all the other areas can be visited from 0600hrs to 1900hrs. The Fountain Terrace Garden can be visited from 0500hrs to 2200hrs, while the Green House can be visited from 0900hrs to 1630hrs.
The Hong Kong Wetland Park, stretched over an area of 61 hectares, can be easily reached from any part of the city. LRT Route nos. 705, 706 and 761P take people to the park. Tourists can also avail bus services, which are operated to the Wetland Park from various parts of the city.
The entry to the museum is free and the opening hours for the museum is 9 am to 5 pm and it is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays), Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year's day and the first three days of Lunar New Year.
*With effect from 1 October 2012, the opening hours of the museum will be changed as follows:
|Monday, Wednesday to Sunday||10 am to 6 pm|
|Christmas Eve and Lunar New Year's Eve||10 am to 5 pm|